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Survivor describes ‘surreal’ experience of Oct. 7 Hamas attack

02-21-2024 9:46 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — For Matan Boltax and his friends, Oct. 7, 2023, started off as a pretty normal day.Boltax, 23, who was born in Great Neck, N.Y., and moved to Israel in 2009, and his friends arrived at the Nova Music Festival around 2 a.m. to set up camp....


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Unity mulls separation from Claremont-based SAU 6

02-21-2024 9:30 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

UNITY — The Unity School Board is recommending voters approve an article on the annual school meeting warrant to begin the process to withdrawal from School Administrative Unit 6, which is based in Claremont. At a public hearing Tuesday, attended by...


Strafford fatal fire victim is identified

02-21-2024 4:55 PM

STRAFFORD — Vermont State Police officially identified the victim of the fatal house fire in Strafford on Feb. 15 as Corinne Rainville, 77, of Strafford.The investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing, Vermont State Police said in a media...


Sanborn’s casino should create a bidding war – if not for its legal problems

02-21-2024 4:16 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the last 14 months, Chicago gaming entrepreneur Greg Carlin has bought two New Hampshire casinos and is now investing $25 million refurbishing and expanding them. Ocean Gaming Casino overlooks Hampton Beach. The second, under construction, will sit...


Child hospitalized after 4 fall through ice on northern Vermont lake

02-21-2024 9:50 AM

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old fell through ice on Lake Memphremagog in northern Vermont with two adults and another child on a side-by-side recreational vehicle over the weekend and was later hospitalized, Newport Police said Tuesday. By the time...


NH considers greatly expanding scope of settlement fund for youth center abuse victims

02-21-2024 9:40 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — Lawyers representing 1,400 men and woman who allege they were abused as children at New Hampshire’s youth detention centers said Tuesday they will recommend the state’s out-of-court settlement option for most of their clients if lawmakers...


NH hiker describes 11-hour ordeal on Mount Washington, admits he was ‘underprepared’

02-21-2024 9:20 AM

By NICK PERRY

MEREDITH, New Hampshire — As temperatures plunged on Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a...


Lebanon City Council to hold hearing on funds for municipal housing development

02-20-2024 10:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city is taking the first step for plans to use $440,000 in state grant money to help fund the development of affordable homes on city-owned land for public employees.The City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday to consider...


Opposition to Fairlee short-term rental ordinance prompts special Town Meeting

02-20-2024 9:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

FAIRLEE — Residents will vote on whether to overturn a newly approved short-term rental ordinance during a special Town Meeting on Saturday.The Feb. 24 meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Fairlee Town Hall. Residents will have an opportunity to...


Police: Claremont man fired gun during road rage incident

02-20-2024 6:18 PM

CLAREMONT — City schools were put on shelter-in-place status early Tuesday afternoon when a 20-year-old Claremont man allegedly fired a gun at a 51-year-old man in an incident that was sparked by a road rage incident, according to police.Jeremiah...


Bennington College recognizes new labor union of faculty, staff, campus safety workers

02-20-2024 5:41 PM

By TIFFANY TAN

Bennington College has voluntarily recognized a new labor union comprised of the college’s faculty, staff and campus safety workers after a third party confirmed its legitimacy.The American Arbitration Association completed the card-check process and...


Manion named DHMC’s new chief operating officer

02-20-2024 3:39 PM

LEBANON — Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center has reached within the family and down the highway to find its new chief operating officer.Tom Manion, who since 2020 has been president and chief executive officer of New London Hospital, has been named...


Vermont governor seeks disaster declaration for December flooding

02-20-2024 2:54 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that he has requested a federal major disaster declaration to help communities hit by severe rainfall and flooding in December. Such a declaration would allow municipalities to be...


Six vie for three Hartford Selectboard seats

02-19-2024 10:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Voters will be asked at Town Meeting to elect three candidates to the Hartford Selectboard, two of whom will replace board members who did not seek reelection. Rocket, an incumbent who goes by a single name, and three...


Police: Tunbridge man dies in Royalton crash after crossing center line

02-19-2024 9:13 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

ROYALTON — A 37-year-old Tunbridge man died following a two-vehicle crash in which he was at the wheel of one vehicle when it crossed the center line in the road and collided with another vehicle on Route 14 in Royalton on Friday morning.David Allen...


Dartmouth hunger strike demands college drop charges against protesters

02-19-2024 9:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — On Monday, eight Dartmouth College students announced that they would begin a hunger strike. The move comes in opposition to the charges still standing against two students arrested while protesting in October, as well as what activists...


NH Corrections Dept. says it did not complete internal review after death, revising earlier statement

02-19-2024 6:17 PM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

In the week since a former prison guard was charged with second-degree murder, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections has given conflicting statements about its internal review of the incident.The former corrections officer, Matthew Millar of...


Ukrainian man pleads guilty in costly UVM Medical Center ransomware attack

02-19-2024 6:12 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Ukrainian man pleaded guilty last week to his role in two separate cyberattacks in the United States, including a hack at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington that a top hospital official said cost the facility about $65...


Fire destroys West Newbury, Vt., home

02-19-2024 5:16 PM

WEST NEWBURY, Vt. — A fire that investigators believe began in a garage destroyed a home in West Newbury, Vt., on Saturday morning.Four area fire departments responded to a two-alarm fire of a manufactured home at 308 Critter Crossing, near Hall’s...


NH hiker makes an “innumerous amount of poor decisions” before Cog Railway rescue

02-19-2024 12:13 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

An injured hiker who made an “innumerous amount of poor decisions” was rescued from Mount Washington on Saturday amid wind chill of 50 degrees below zero, after rescuers were carried up the mountain in a special Cog Railway train.According to New...



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